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I'm Roger Stringer, a DevOps engineer, developer, author, foodie, speaker, dad. Founder of Flybase.

Mediterranean Shawarma


Mediterranean Shawarma

Shawarma is one of my favourite foods, but there is a lack of good places to get decent shawarma around here so I make my own.

I probably take it a step further with my own Tzatiki, so if you prefer to buy your own, you can skip steps 2 and 3.

What you need

  • Tzatiki
    • 2/3 cup greek yogurt
    • 1 1/2 tsp olive oil
    • tsp lemon juice
    • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 cucumber, grated
  • 1 tsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 pieces (60 g) naan bread
  • 1 small tomato, sliced horizontally
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced horizontally
  • x2 5.5 oz (150 g each) beef steaks
  • salt + pepper to taste

How to make it

  1. Place a frying pan on your stove and turn it on to warm up.
  2. In a blender, combine the yogurt, oil, the lemon juice, and the garlic.
  3. Once they’re well combined, mix the grated cucumber and most of the dill into the mixture by hand – that’s your Tzatiki.
  4. Season and cook the steaks – heating each side for upwards of 3 minutes depending on how well done you’d like it to be.
  5. Let the steaks sit a little while, then spread the Tzatiki on the breads, place each steak on top of the bread, top with a few slices of tomato and red onion and sprinkle the remaining dill on top. Enjoy

Roger Stringer spends most of his time solving problems for people, and otherwise occupying himself with being a dad, cooking, speaking, learning, writing, reading, and the overall pursuit of life. He lives in Penticton, BC.

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